9 new Israeli orphans as a result of latest Palestinian terrorism

Israel Insider (www.israelinsider.com) reports that the Palestinian terrorist attacks from Friday left 9 Israeli new orphans.


The Dicksteins and Shuv-El,
their 9-year-old son - Murdered by Palestinian Terrorists
"We are 9 children without parents. Who will take care of us now?" This was one of the many questions asked by the children of Yosef and Hannah Dickstein, who were murdered along with their nine-year-old son, Shuv-el, in a terrorist attack on their car Friday evening, south of Hebron. Two additional children of the Dickstein family from Psagot were injured in the attack.

"We were driving and all of sudden there was gunfire," one of the children said. "Our mother was dead, and also Shuv-el. Father began to cry and told us all to bend down and hide... Then the terrorist came and killed Father from close range."

National Public Radio (NPR) and AP reported the killing of the Dicksteins, and their 9-year-old son Shuv-el, as "Palestinian militants kill 3 settlers".

I copy the full story below.





Hebron Hills attack left nine new orphans
By Ellis Shuman July 28, 2002
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"We are 9 children without parents. Who will take care of us now?" This was one of the many questions asked by the children of Yosef and Hannah Dickstein, who were murdered along with their nine-year-old son, Shuv-el, in a terrorist attack on their car Friday evening, south of Hebron. Two additional children of the Dickstein family from Psagot were injured in the attack.

The Dicksteins were on their way to spend the Sabbath in the settlement of Maon in the southern Hebron hills, when terrorists opened fire at close range, killing Yosef, 45; Hannah, 42; and Shuv-el. Shlomo, 12, was moderately wounded when a bullet hit his shoulder.

"We were driving and all of sudden there was gunfire," one of the children said. "Our mother was dead, and also Shuv-el. Father began to cry and told us all to bend down and hide... Then the terrorist came and killed Father from close range."

Shlomo took his father's mobile phone and alerted the emergency rescue team. "He responded immediately, and took care of his younger brothers and got them out of the car," family friend Shahar Rachmani said of Shlomo's actions.

The shooting came just minutes after the same terrorist cell shot and killed Elazar Leibovitz, 21, a soldier from the Nahal brigade and a resident of the Avraham Avinu neighborhood in Hebron. One of the passengers traveling with Leibovitz took the wheel and tried to honk to warn the Dicksteins from continuing towards the terrorist ambush, but to no avail.

The terrorists fled in the direction of the Palestinian town of Yatta. Security forces imposed a curfew on the town and launched house-to-house searches for the terrorists. A number of illegal weapons were found, but the terrorist gunmen have yet to be apprehended.

The Dickstein children spent the Sabbath at Shlomo's bedside at Hadassah Ein Karem Hospital, and with Adi-el, 2, who was lightly injured in the shooting. Shir-el, 4, who witnessed his mother's bloody face in the attack, wanted to know whether she would be well and in one piece in the Resurrection of the Dead at the End of Days.

Rachmani said the Dicksteins were a "wonderful family. Yosef was a native of Tel Aviv, and Hannah was from Bnei Brak. Most of the time they lived in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood of Jerusalem. Yosef was, until two years ago, a rabbi at the Bnei Akiva yeshiva Nativ Meir in Jerusalem. For the last two years he was a rabbi at Jerusalem's Machon Hamikdash yeshiva."

During Hanukkah last year, the family moved to the house they built in the settlement of Psagot, outside Ramallah. "Especially because of the situation they felt the need to move and live in one of the settlements," Rachmani said. "They loved the Land of Israel, and would frequently take trips around the country."

Friday's attack came some thirty-six hours after Rabbi Elimelech Shapira, 42, head of the pre-military college and Eretz HaTzvi Hesder yeshiva in Peduel, was murdered in a terrorist shooting attack near Alei Zahav. Shapira was survived by a wife and eight children.

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My heart goes out to the Dickstein family. I wish that I could hug all the children this very moment. I hope in the days following that you are able to find a home where all of you can stay together.

Posted by: Rivka Strom at September 7, 2002 12:06 AM


i know this has been while ago, but does anybody know where are the children are now,and how i can get aid to them if they still need it -Jason Porter -Benyahu

Posted by: jason porter at May 23, 2006 11:20 AM


what aid does this family need?

Posted by: at May 17, 2007 02:36 AM


I had dinner with some of the family in Jerusalem on June 4, 2010 at One Family. They are doing remarkably well and have been aided by one family. The youngest child is now 9 years old.

If you want to help them, I would suggest donating through One Family - http://www.onefamilyfund.org/ - who have done an amazing job of helping the Dickstein children and other victims of terror.

Posted by: Taxee at June 18, 2010 11:22 AM


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